Wood welcomes new chair for RLIF

JOHN GRANT stood down as the chair of the Rugby League International Federation at the annual meeting in York, having served on the board since 2012. Graeme Thompson, who is also on the Rugby League European Federation, was elected as the new chair and Peter Beattie, from the Australian Rugby League Commission, was appointed as deputy chair. Thompson said: “It is an…

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Hull star accounted for ten of England’s points

JAKE CONNOR was the local hero as England kicked off their three-Test series against New Zealand with an 18-16 win. Playing on his home ground, the Hull star accounted for ten of his side’s points in front of a 17,649 crowd. There was also a stylish debut try for Wigan’s Oliver Gildart as Wayne Bennett’s team came from behind to…

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Anderson salutes his battling Knights

ENGLAND Knights head coach Paul Anderson saluted his team’s resilience after they battled to a 16-12 win in the first of their two internationals against Papua New Guinea in Lae. The Knights took a 16-8 half-time lead through tries from Leeds’s Liam Sutcliffe, Warrington’s Tom Lineham and Wigan’s Tom Davies. But ultimately it was two conversions from Lineham’s Warrington teammate…

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Swinton are staying up!

SWINTON LIONS beat Workington Town 33-20 to seal Championship survival. But the play-off game at Heywood Road was in the balance until the 77th minute, when Josh Woods kicked a field-goal to put the home side seven points ahead. Rhodri Lloyd then notched his second try of the game, with Jack Hansen adding his fourth goal. Luke Waterworth (2), Kyle…

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